These grown-up cruises are overflowing with tastings, onboard seminars, and excursions to vineyards, cellars, and breweries. For cruise lovers, nothing says vacation like the wind blowing through your hair, the horizon hanging just ahead, and perhaps most importantly: your favorite adult beverage, gripped firmly in hand. Happily, many cruises have graduated from the days of "Bahama Mama" umbrella drinks served in tacky souvenir glasses to numerous high-end "booze cruises" that make for surprisingly sophisticated sailings. Here, we round up the most buzzworthy alcohol-themed sailings--whether it's wine, champagne, beer, or spirits that best wet your whistle--spanning a range of ships, large and small.
A Mexican newspaper on Monday criticized a group of tourists from the U.S. on spring break who reportedly chanted "build that wall" during a cruise off Cancun, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The chanting occurred on a "Pirate Ship" attraction. The Yucatan Times called the chant an act of "xenophobia and discrimination against Mexicans within their own country." The paper described the cruise as an entertainment excursion allows attendees to witness sword fights and drinking. The paper reported, "This situation is far from being an isolated incident, and it adds to the growing number of complaints from tourism sector workers, who point out that in recent days many Spring Breakers have been offensive, rude and haughty towards Mexican people."
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames in a scene from 2018's "Mission: Impossible - Fallout." On Monday, Cruise announced that there will be two more "Mission: Impossible" films. Tom Cruise is set to star as Ethan Hunt alongside his IMF team at least two more times, the actor confirmed on Monday. "Summer 2021 and Summer 2022," the 56-year-old announced on Twitter. 'MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT' IS THE TOM CRUISE SERIES' BIGGEST OPENING YET Christopher McQuarrie -- who directed the 2015 installment "Rogue Nation" as well as 2018's "Fallout" -- also confirmed he would be returning to the franchise, which first premiered 23 years ago.
Carnival Cruises announced Monday the first U.S. cruise to Cuba in decades will be on May 1, 2016. The cruise company had announced plans to schedule trips to Cuba last year, but has only just received permission from the Cuban government. "We will be the first cruise line from the U.S. in over half a century to sail to Cuba," Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald said. "This is a historic opportunity, and we know there is pent-up demand amongst Americans who want to experience Cuba." In Cuba, the cruises will stop at three ports, in Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba.